'Dobby' the baby giraffe standing tall after plasma boost

Denver Zoo's baby giraffe 'Dobby' is nursing again and his blood levels are looking better after having a transfusion of plasma Sunday to get his antibody levels back to normal.

"Dobby's been a little bit more work than other babies just because we had a little bit of a medical issue with him and his blood looks a little better than it did before," Zookeeper Amanda Faliana said. "The first day he was having a little bit of issues. He wasn't suckling so we assist fed him fed him at noon and by two he was eating on his own and we haven't had to do anything since."

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Rhu, one of two clouded leopard cubs born March 14, at the Denver Zoo, comes up the glass during public viewing hours at the zoo, April 24, 2014. Rhu and her brother Pi are being cared for by Zoo staff around the clock after their mother was unable to take care of them.

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The Denver Zoo announces the birth of a western lowland female gorilla, named Whimsie Adepa (ah-DEEP-ah). She was born to mother Tinga (TIN-gah), and father, Jim, just before midnight on February 25. She is the first birth of her species at the Zoo in 11 years and the fifth ever in the Zoos history. The second part of her name, Adepa, translates to good thing in the Akan (AH-khan) language of Ghana. Guests can see her now at the Zoos Great Apes building.

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Koshka, a 3-year-old female Siberian tiger, rests in her enclosure at the Denver Zoo in Denver, Colorado June 12, 2009. Koshka was brought to Denver in hopes she would mate with a tiger already at the zoo. Siberian tigers are classified as critically endangered, with an estimated population of less than 400 individuals remaining in the wild.

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Twin polar bear cubs Boris (L) and Natasha investigate their new outdoor surroundings under the watchful eye of their mother Voda at the Denver Zoo March 15. Boris and Natasha made their first trip out of the denning area in the cub's public debut. The cubs are four-months-old, born on November 15, 1999, and will begin to make daily excursions into their Northern Shores exhibit area at the zoo.

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Sam the Sea Lion, and his trainer Jan Collins engage in a pre-Halloween pumpkin balancing act for Denver Zoo watchers October 12, 2000. The Denver Botanical Gardens provided pumpkins for the Zoo to use as Halloween treats for the animals. The Sea Lions used the pumpkins as toys retrieving them from their pool and then balancing them on their noses.

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Koshka, a 3-year-old female Siberian tiger, rests in her enclosure at the Denver Zoo in Denver, Colorado June 12, 2009. Koshka was brought to Denver in hopes she would mate with a tiger already at the zoo. Siberian tigers are classified as critically endangered, with an estimated population of less than 400 individuals remaining in the wild.

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The Denver Zoo announces the birth of a western lowland female gorilla, named Whimsie Adepa. She was born to mother Tinga (TIN-gah), and father, Jim, just before midnight on February 25. She is the first birth of her species at the Zoo in 11 years and the fifth ever in the Zoos history. The second part of her name, Adepa, translates to good thing in the Akan (AH-khan) language of Ghana. Guests can see her now at the Zoos Great Apes building.

(Photo by Kathryn Scott Osler/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

Lee, a 15-year-old male polar bear, holds on to one of the fish he is eating as he sits in his pool of water. The Denver Zoo is planning a new polar bear exhibit in their master plan. The Denver Zoo is putting together it's master plan for what the future will look like for the facility moving forward. Part of the plan will include a new polar bear exhibit, moving the tigers to a new area, as well as other new exhibits and improvements.

(Photo by Kathryn Scott Osler/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

Kipele, one of the female giraffes, tries to make a snack out of one of the nearby trees. The Denver Zoo announces the grand opening of Giraffe Encounter on Monday, June 22, 2015. The new feature is a 2,400 square foot structure within the giraffe yard that allows guests to feed and bond with the Zoo's giraffes. Visitors will be able to access the platform from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. daily during the summer, and can pay to feed the resident giraffes Dikembe, Masika, Kipele and Heshimu.

(Photo by Kathryn Scott Osler/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

Runners taking part in the 10th annual Colfax Half Marathon were treated to the beautiful plumage of a male peacock along the race course that ran thru the Denver Zoo between the 2nd and 3rd mile markers of the race which started and ended in City Park in Denver, Colorado on May 17, 2015. Over 17,000 runners participated in the marathon, half marathon and 10 mile races. Only the half marathon went through the Zoo.

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'Bodhi' the 8-year-old Asian Elephant, gets a drink of cool water from a Denver Zoo keeper during a demonstration at the McGrath Family Amphitheater in the new Toyota Elephant Passage at the Denver Zoo Thursday afternoon. The new exhibit which features Asian Elephants, greater one-horned rhinos, gibbons, fishing cats and clouded leopards officially opens to the public, June 1st, 2012. The amphitheater is the only part of the new exhibit that is open to the public.

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Denver Zoo assistant curator, Becca McCloskey, feeds 'Taji,' a one-year-old, male clouded leopard at the new Toyota Elephant Passage exhibit Thursday afternoon. The new exhibit officially opens June 1st, 2012.

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Dobby was born last Tuesday and came as a surprise. His mother, Kipele, was on birth control and zookeepers didn't know she was pregnant until the week before.

The baby giraffe is 5-feet tall and weighs 73 pounds, which is small as babies usually weigh 150 pounds.

Dobby's father, Dikembe, was born at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs, which has been helping take care of Dobby.

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